Queens, NY (April 03, 2021) – Two firefighters sustained serious injuries after they were trapped battling a four-alarm fire in Queens on Saturday, April 3rd.
Sources reported that the fire broke out at about 2:20 a.m. in a strip mall consisting of stores, restaurants, and salons in Queens Village on Springfield Boulevard.
More than 200 EMS and fire crews were dispatched to the scene.
Firefighters were attempting to extinguish the flames in the rear of the building when part of the structure collapsed, trapping two firefighters inside.
Both injured firefighters were freed and transported via ambulances to a local trauma center in serious condition.
Officials stated that at least one firefighter was being treated for burns.
A third firefighter also sustained injuries unrelated to the collapse.
It was after 5:30 a.m. when the fire was finally under control.
The cause is under investigation.
Line-of-Duty Injuries in Queens
An employee who is eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits for an injury they sustained while on the job is prohibited from suing their employer for those same work-related injuries. New York firefighters who suffer injuries in the line of duty, however, are not eligible to collect workers’ compensation. Their hospital bills and lost income are handled by the city that employs them. In other words, because New York firefighters are not afforded the protections of worker’s compensation, they do have the right to bring a claim of personal injury against their employer for injuries they received during a line-of-duty accident in New York.
Being seriously injured in an accident of any kind can be a very disruptive, frightening, confusing, and overwhelming time in a person’s life. Make sure that if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault that you don’t have to fight the insurance companies on your own. You need a skilled injury attorney to be your advocate when handling the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your New York injury accident. Call to speak with attorney Michael A. Rose today.
Local Accident Reports has compiled the most pertinent, useful, and helpful information available for people who have been involved in a serious accident. We have gathered these invaluable resources to aid victims who have been injured in an accident. If your accident was caused by another person or business entity’s careless, reckless, negligent, or deliberate actions then you should speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected.
Our local personal injury attorney, Michael A. Rose will provide you with a free copy of your police accident report and a hassle-free case evaluation. Contact Michael A. Rose at 1-888-657-1460 today to get your complimentary police accident report.
Note: These posts are created solely for the use of Local Accident Reports. We have not verified the information in these posts as the information is gathered from secondary sources. If you have personal knowledge that the information contained in these posts is inaccurate, please contact Local Accident Reports immediately so we can make the necessary corrections or remove the story.
Disclaimer: We are providing this information to the general public as a resource to use in the event you or a family member are injured in a similar incident. Every effort is put forth to honor the victims of accidents, and hope the information presented helps others avoid the same type of accidents in the future. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. Please contact Local Accident Reports at (888) 657-1460 to be connected with an attorney in your area who will answer any legal questions you may have.